Football Sports Nutritionist

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Football Sports Nutritionist


Athletics - Nutrition Football

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

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Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

Hours will vary based on team’s practice and competition schedule.

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

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Open until filled:


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Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO Policy Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Classification Title:

Dietetic/Nutrition Professional

Job Family:

Food Services



Minimum Qualifications:

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Nutrition or a closely related field.

Position Summary:

The Football Sports Nutritionist will provide comprehensive nutritional services to student-athletes at the University of Georgia. The individual will be responsible for sports nutrition education and counseling to individuals student-athletes and football team in addition to working with University Food Service and outside food vendors, nutritional supplements, and body composition analysis.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Registered Dietitian and Licensed Dietitian (state of Georgia) credentials.

Sports-specific nutrition knowledge and experience working with high level athletes in a collegiate setting.
Effective oral and written communication skills. Experience creating computer and online educational tools.
Knowledge of NCAA and SEC regulations.

Will work early mornings, late nights, weekends, and holidays. Will travel.

Physical Demands:

Bending, stooping, standing for extended periods of time, lifting approximately 25 lbs, work unconditional hours.

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Does this position require a P-Card? :


Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :


Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:


Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):


Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


Operational & Management Duties:
1. Oversees and conducts the ordering of all meals to include contacting caterers to organize delivery, meal set up, and payment; contacting vendors for weekly ordering for all fueling station & smoothie bar items
2. Create weekly schedule for football volunteers based on staff availability, staffing needs, and practice schedules
3. Execute daily menu updates to football athletes using Team Works software
4. Track athlete attendance for meals
5. Help oversee and coordinate student workforce to maintain football lounge, smoothie bar, and locker room in an organized and food safe manner

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Athlete Nutrition Coverage:
1. Assist Director to provide nutrition education to football athletes including but not limited to individual counseling, live meal coaching, and team talks
2. Perform and interpret body composition testing using Bod Pod machine
3. Aware of athletes dietary needs, body weight goals, food allergies, and supplemental needs
4. Execute hydration testing and help to educate athletes on proper hydration practices.
5. Create meal plans to safely meet athletes nutrition needs

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Posted: 5/4/2021
Application Due: 5/8/2021
Work Type: Full Time